Radio Gold, Vol. 5

Radio Gold, Vol. 5

     
 
For the fifth volume in Ace's Radio Gold series (which collects American pop and rock tunes that hit the British charts in the late '50s and early '60s), compiler Marty Wesker has focused on lighter pop material rather than the more rambunctious rock sides that dominated earlier volumes. There are a few potent rockers on board --

Overview

For the fifth volume in Ace's Radio Gold series (which collects American pop and rock tunes that hit the British charts in the late '50s and early '60s), compiler Marty Wesker has focused on lighter pop material rather than the more rambunctious rock sides that dominated earlier volumes. There are a few potent rockers on board -- most notably Eddie Cochran's "C'mon Everybody," Jerry Lee Lewis' "High School Confidential," the Coasters' "Poison Ivy," and Fats Domino's "Be My Guest" -- but the presence of hits from Doris Day, Perry Como, the Chordettes, and the Four Preps make it clear Wesker is aiming for a different focus with this disc, and the rock-era hits of Neil Sedaka, Bobby Vee, Johnny Tillotson, and Jimmy Clanton clearly lean to the less-threatening end of the musical spectrum. But if this collection isn't much on rock & roll, it's still a fun listen, full of half-remembered hits that made their way across the airwaves many years ago, and there are a few surprises along the way, including the Tarriers' version of "The Banana Boat Song" (featuring a young Alan Arkin!), Perry Como's futile attempt at something resembling teen-friendly rock ("Kewpie Doll"), and the brassy swing of Ruth Brown's "Lucky Lips." The liner notes by Tony Rounce are excellent, and the mastering by Duncan Cowell and Rob Shread sounds crisp and snappy throughout. Fine accompaniment for your next trip to the malt shop or Inspiration Point, and it sounds a lot better than your old 45s.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2007
Label:
Ace Records Uk
UPC:
0029667030427
catalogNumber:
1171
Rank:
95604

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. C'mon Everybody
  2. Walk Right Back
  3. Good Timin'
  4. Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
  5. Lucky Lips
  6. Be My Guest
  7. Born to Be with You
  8. Next Door to an Angel
  9. If a Man Answers
  10. You Always Hurt the One You Love
  11. Heartaches by the Number
  12. Cradle of Love
  13. Kewpie Doll
  14. Banana Boat Song
  15. Language of Love
  16. It Keeps Right on A-Hurtin'
  17. Everbody Loves a Lover
  18. Run to Him
  19. Got a Girl
  20. Look for a Star
  21. When My Little Girl Is Smiling
  22. Another Sleepless Night
  23. Poison Ivy
  24. High School Confidential
  25. Baby It's You
  26. Moonlight Gambler
  27. Little Boy Said
  28. Dream Baby
  29. Burning Bridges
  30. Sea of Heartbreak

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Erik Darling   Arranger
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Eddie Cochran   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Jerry Lee Lewis   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Sonny Curtis   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Johnny Tillotson   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Alan Arkin   Arranger
Bruce Belland   Composer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Paul Campbell   Arranger
Bob Carey   Arranger
Hal David   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Tony Hatch   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Harlan Howard   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Sid Tepper   Composer
Frederick Tobias   Composer
Billy Vera   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Wayne Walker   Composer
Tony Rounce   Liner Notes,Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Philip Springer   Composer
Irving Burgie   Composer
Rob Finnis   Memorabilia
Marty Wekser   Memorabilia
Mick Patrick   Memorabilia
Clint Ballard   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Walter Scott   Composer
William Attaway   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
Glen A. Larson   Composer
Wayne F. Gray   Composer
Joel Newman   Arranger
Jackie Fautheree   Composer
Barney Williams   Composer

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